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A collaboration agreement has been signed between NPO Saturn PJSC, the Fyodor Volkov Russian State Academic Drama Theatre, and the Spasskoe Park-Hotel

Site news 22.03.2017

March 22, 2017, Rybinsk. – Restoring traditions of the past, a collaboration agreement was signed within the framework of social and cultural partnership between NPO Saturn, the largest industrial enterprise of the Yaroslavl Region (a company of UEC, Rostec Corporation), the Fyodor Volkov first Russian professional theatre – a frequent winner of the theatre contest “Golden Mask” - and the social infrastructure created for the leisure and cultural development of NPO Saturn employees, Rybinsk inhabitants and guests – the Spasskoe Park-Hotel – on March 22, 2017.
The agreement provides for recitals aimed at the popularization of dramatic art and educational work for the company’s employees and Rybinsk inhabitants and held regularly on the premises of the Spasskoe Park-Hotel, NPO Saturn’s branch organization. Besides it is planned to draw up a motivating program enabling NPO Saturn employees to visit performances of the F. Volkov Theatre as well as allowing the F. Volkov Theatre people to use the social infrastructure owned by NPO Saturn.

During the visit made by representatives of the Department of Culture (Government of the Yaroslavl Region), managers of the F. Volkov Theatre and the Spasskoe Park-Hotel to NPO Saturn, the delegation saw the company’s production shops, the test bench building, the helipad and considered the possibility of using open-air areas as performance venues.

As pointed out by Marina Vassilieva, Director of the Department of Culture (Government of the Yaroslavl Region), “the Government of the Yaroslavl Region is never outside the orbit of such events, we support and encourage the revival of social and cultural partnership. Rybinsk has always been an intellectual and industrial centre of our country, a centre of scientific thought. It is very significant for us that two important organizations of our region – NPO Saturn and the F. Volkov Theatre – should sign such an Agreement today. I am pleased to attend a historical event and to see young people here who will familiarize themselves with the best pieces of the Russian art – the Volkov Theatre is one of the best theatres in our country, we are very proud of it. Thank you all a lot”.

At the signing ceremony the managers of the companies involved in this project pointed out the following:
Viktor Polyakov, Managing Director, NPO Saturn: “It is symbolic that the social and cultural cooperation between the largest enterprise of the region and the oldest theatre of Russia is reviving. I think that both the staff of the theatre and the staff of Saturn will benefit from that. I wish you success, a good creative communication for our meetings to be always positive”.

Yury Itin, Director of the Fyodor Volkov Russian State Academic Drama Theatre: “As Viktor said, it is really symbolic that two important organizations of the Yaroslavl Region such as NPO Saturn which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 and the first domestic professional F. Volkov Theatre which is 267 years old in 2017 have concluded a very significant mutually profitable Collaboration Agreement. Our regular plays and concert programs that are being prepared for NPO Saturn will be soon shown in the territory of the company and the Spasskoe Park-Hotel. We will be looking forward to seeing NPO Saturn’s employees at our special-purpose performances. Today we have taken the first but crucial step which will be followed by effective collaboration. It was a great pleasure for us to visit the plant, we felt enormous respect for that high level of culture reigning there: it is the culture of assembly, a working place, atmosphere, and management. Your company is a model for everybody. Good luck!”

Oksana Soboleva, Manager of the Spasskoe Park-Hotel: “It is a big interesting project that will be implemented to the maximum possible degree. We are glad that the Spasskoe Park-Hotel will become a centre attracting creative and industrial intellectuals, a place where people exchange their thoughts, ideas, opinions, and emotions. I hope that not only NPO Saturn employees but the inhabitants and visitors to Rybinsk will take advantage of the opportunity to participate in creative events and to get vivid and unforgettable impressions”.

Research and production association Saturn [NPO Saturn] (PJSC) is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC.

NPO Saturn is a member of Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union, an All-Russian industrial association of employers. The Yaroslavl regional division of the All-Russian public organization ‘Russia’s Mechanical Engineers Union’ is headed by Viktor A. Polyakov, Managing Director of NPO Saturn.

The Fyodor Volkov Russian State Academic Drama Theatre in Yaroslavl is the first Russian professional theatre founded in 1750. The theatre was named after its founder Fyodor Volkov, a merchant’s son, a stage director, an actor, an artist, and an entrepreneur: starting with a barn on the bank of the Volga River and an amateur troupe, he made his theatre reach the professional level and was summoned to Petersburg to develop theatrical business.
In the XIX century the Yaroslavl Theatre was known not only as the oldest but also as one of the best theatres. Schepkin, Strepetova, Moskvin, Kachalov, Savina, Stanislavsky… appeared before its footlights. During the two and a half centuries of its history the theatre was located in different buildings, the present one has been hosting the theatre since 1911. The construction of the building for the First Russian Theatre in 1909-1911 became a nationwide event: there was a subscription raised for the construction activities, the projects were selected strictly. The winner of the architectural competition was Nikolai Spirin’s project. The building of the Volkov Theatre is constructed in the neoclassicism style and is famous for its luxurious, almost palace interior. It is one of the landmarks in Yaroslavl.
At the present time the theatre is the only federal drama theatre in the region. The staff is headed by Evgeniy Marchelli, Artistic Director, and Yury Itin, Managing Director. In the playbill of the “First Russian Theatre” you can find the names of leading Russian and European stage directors. The theatre is a constant participant of international festivals and contests, the winner of multiple prestigious awards, including four national theatrical prizes “Golden Mask”, the Stanislavsky Prize with the wording "For a contribution to the development of scenic art and theatrical business in Russia".
Annually the theatre organizes two forums: the International Volkov Festival under the motto “Russian Dramaturgy in the World’s Languages” which is one of the five major theatrical forums in our country and the youth festival “Theatrical Russia’s Future”.
The Volkov Theatre has a few sites: besides the Main Stage and the Chamber Stage (about 900 and 100 seats respectively) there is also the Medium Stage located within the stage of the large hall, and an art-café.

The Spasskoe Park-Hotel is a modern recreation centre located on the bank of the Volga River at 17 km from Rybisnk. The area is 13 ha. Infrastructure of the Park-Hotel: a hotel with 35 rooms, 8 guest cottages, a business centre, a restaurant with an indoor terrace, a bathing complex, a sports and health centre, summerhouses, and outdoor grounds. The hotel offers the full range of services for business, corporate, and catering events, individual and family recreation. The website of the Park-Hotel is 

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